The home of Australia's Chef Hat Awards and Readers Choice Awards
Sydney is home to many of Australia’s best restaurants. From pocket cafes to internationally renowned Chefs, Sydney Restaurants are as diverse as they are numerous. Long gone are the days when Sydney gastronomic reputation was all but favourable. Today Sydney’s Restaurants stand proud, attracting a plethora of connoisseurs from around the world in search of the ultimate in culinary inspiration and indulgence; and Sydney does not disappoint!
Numerous award winning restaurants are scattered throughout Sydney and surrounding suburbs providing for a veritable gastronomic paradise. Australian Good Food and Travel Guides Chef Hat’s have been awarded to discerning Chefs around Australia since 1982 (see Our History). These awards are the result of careful deliberation. Inspectors appointed by AGFG dine anonymously. Their reviews and the opinions of the dining public, who generously send in their comments throughout the year, determine these results.You will find a concentration of Sydney’s Awarding Winning Restaurants in and around the City, in the Rocks area, throughout Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and along the Northern Beaches. There are numerous other restaurants that have been awarded Chef Hats, dotted all over Sydney, and as you might expect they all produce exceptional cuisine!
The number of Chef Hats awarded to Sydney Restaurants each year is limited! There are numerous other outstanding Restaurants found right throughout Sydney to suite all occasions and styles; Many of these restaurants you will find featuring on the Australian Good Food & Travel Guide (AGFG) website as Feature Listings.
Australian Chefs are recognised to be among some of the words best. Today many of Australia’s young chefs are highly sort-after and can be found honing their skills in kitchens around the world. Back home, the Sydney Restaurant scene is privileged to be home to many of Australia’s best Chefs including Peter Gilmore; Mark Best; Martin Benn; Neal Perry; Matt Moran; Ben Greeno; Peter Doyle; Sean Moran; Guillaume Brahimi; Brent Savage; James Parry and many others. Numerous other talented Chefs whose names are synonymous with gastronomic creativity and excellence also call Sydney home. A number of the Sydney Chefs we have profiled are owners and partners in the Restaurants they work in.
Be inspired by some of Australia’s culinary greats with recipes and tips by Award Winning Sydney Chefs including Tetsuya Wakuda, Neil Perry, Peter Gilmore and Mark Best. Browse through our complete range of restaurant recipes and learn how to prepare dishes that have won their Sydney Restaurants culinary acclaim.
Reader Reviews are a great way to find out what other passionate diners just like you think of the Sydney Restaurants they visited. The views and the opinions of our readers are the guiding principles behind our approach. We encourage all comments! The Australian Good Food and Travel Guide invites you to indulge your inner critic and vote for your favourite Sydney Restaurants.
Sydney restaurant range from bustling harbour-side hubs to quite suburban eateries, there is not a suburb in Sydney that does not radiate its own distinctive character and culinary individuality. Some more so than others sure; but all have something special to offer.
Sydney’s CBD – a bustling metropolis of cafés, bistros and fine dining establishment of every cuisine and style; Darling Harbour – Right on the water showcasing some of the best restaurants Sydney has to offer; Haymarket – this is Sydney’s China town; Surry Hills – avant-garde, hip and unpredictable dishing up some of Sydneys finest examples of culinary genius; The Rocks – Where Sydney began with spectacular views over the harbour and historical significance, the Rocks remains one of Sydney's great dining and entertainment destinations; Woolloomooloo – exciting and vibrant dining precinct located right on the harbour.
Balmain – offering a melting pot of boutique and exotic dining options and a lively pub scene; Glebe - an inner Sydney suburb notable for its distinct village character and heritage streetscapes; Leichhardt & Habberfield – commonly referred to as Little Italy for their numerous Italian Restaurants; Newtown – with a large student and its many pubs there exists a thriving music and theater scene.
Bondi – Australia most famous beach has an abundance of restaurant to suit any occasion; Darlinghurst - a bohemian approach with a number of jewels; Paddington, Double Bay and Woollahra is home to a number of Sydney’s long time Award Winning Restaurants.
Sydney's Crows Nest – on Sydney’s North Shore is a local’s district with some hidden treasures; The Northern Beaches – including Manly, Dee Why and Palm Beach offers a agreeable concentration of quality restaurants; Neutral Bay - is another dining hub.
Cabramatta – has a distinct Vietnamese influence; Lakemba – many restaurants in the area have Middle Eastern influences; Parramatta – the western hub of Sydney’s Metropolitan are and home to numerous restaurants.
Brighton Le Sands – has a wonderful relaxed coastal feel; Cronulla – right on the beach, has a plenty of casual, cheerful dining establishments.
1Waterloo Restaurants NSW
Lovingly restored, be sure to visit the iconic Cauliflower Hotel, established in 1838 and still serving icy beer to Waterloo crowds. Now boasting a specialist ru...
2Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
For craft beer and quirky pub fare, Surry Hills locals drop into Dove & Olive on Devonshire Street. Step through the door and be enveloped in a warm, rustic vibe with ...
3Bondi Beach Restaurants NSW
It’s always smooth sailing ahead with you’re aboard The Anchor, a pirate pub situated in the heart of Bondi Beach along Campbell Parade. Running a tight ship, this upbea...
4Wilberforce Restaurants NSW
5Windsor Restaurants NSW
6Camden Restaurants NSW
7Caringbah Restaurants NSW
8Annandale Restaurants NSW
9St Marys Restaurants NSW
10North Strathfield Restaurants NSW
11Avalon Restaurants NSW
12Bondi Junction Restaurants NSW
The place to come for good quality cuts of meat at a good price for example the $15 Rump served with mash and peas or chips and salad with a choice of sauce.
13Maroubra Restaurants NSW
14Camperdown Restaurants NSW
All day dining 7 days
15Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
16Glebe Restaurants NSW
17Woolloomooloo Restaurants NSW
18Balmain Restaurants NSW
19Rozelle Restaurants NSW
20Blacktown Restaurants NSW
21Annandale Restaurants NSW
22Sydney City Restaurants NSW
23St Clair Restaurants NSW
24Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
25Woollahra Restaurants NSW
26Sydney City Restaurants NSW
27Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Restaurants King Street Wharf
For the best beer garden and Mod Oz fare on King Street Wharf, Sydn...
Restaurants Bondi Junction
A hidden gem in Bondi Junction, Calabur Café & Diner on Spring Street ...
Tantalise tastebuds with modern Japanese fare at Rokko on Forest Road in Hurstville. ...
Located just off the Pacific Highway in Hornsby RSL, Level ...
Look in Lindfield for Italian inspired cuisine, and discover the delig...
Restaurants North Sydney
Amidst the corporate hustle and bustle of North Sydney, neatly tucked away o...
Fusing Japanese flavours with Australian fare, Restaurant Plage on Militar...
Restaurants Mount Colah
Take a stroll through the vibrant nursery at The Ladybird Café at Mount C...
For those wanting to make a health conscious dining choice when visiting...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Enjoy traditional Indian cuisine in Surry Hills at Maya Da Dhaba on Cleveland St...
Restaurants Sydney City
Encapsulating Italian street food and art, find Graffiti Lounge and Restaurant o...
For an out of this world experience, land upon Liverpool Street in Darlinghurst ...
Restaurants Lane Cove
Bringing classic Japanese fare to the streets of Lane Cove, Akira Sushi on Burns...
When the craving for big bold flavours and generous servings hit, make your way ...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
APR 16, 2018
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